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NOVELL - OPEN ENTERPRISE SERVER

Why do you need Open Enterprise Server? Simple: it's all about choice. Open Enterprise Server is a business platform that gives you the very best networking, communication, collaboration and application services, and lets you choose the platform mix that suits you best.

Open Enterprise Server offers a unique combination of options: it includes both NetWare, the long-standing leader of secure networking services, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, an award-winning open-source server for delivering business-level applications. You can choose to use NetWare, SUSE Linux or a combination of both technologies. And no, you won't have to rip out existing infrastructure. You can deploy any or all of the included technologies - it's all up to you. If you're looking for an exit strategy from restrictive Microsoft* technologies, Novell Open Enterprise Server- with its easy-to-use migration tools–provides the foundation for a compelling server-to-desktop alternative.

Overview

"Our executives, who've been extremely happy with NetWare, are now open to looking at Linux... By introducing some enterprise-class applications and management into the open source world, Novell is giving Linux what it really needs."

Danny Wall, Network Administrator, Health First, Inc.

Novell Open Enterprise Server is a secure, highly available suite of services that provides proven networking, communication, collaboration and application services in an open, easy-to-deploy environment. Unlike other server platforms that force vendor lock-in or are not sufficiently supported for the enterprise-level customer, Open Enterprise Server incorporates the best from both open source and enterprise networking leaders. Open Enterprise Server combines NetWare, the trusted leader for secure networking services, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, a leading open platform for delivering business-level applications. Together, you get common management tools, identity-based services and an entire ecosystem of support backed by Novell.

Keep Options Open

We've been listening to you: Novell Open Enterprise Server provides choice and flexibility by allowing you to deploy the platform mix that best meets your needs. Open Enterprise Server combines NetWare-the long-standing leader of secure networking services-and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, a leading open platform for delivering business-level applications. You can choose to use NetWare, SUSE Linux or a combination of both technologies. This powerful, unique networking foundation allows NetWare and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to coexist and interoperate within your organization. Moreover, common management, directory, and upgrade utilities enable you to manage both platforms with a single set of tools, which simplifies daily administration.

Select the Best Solutions

With Novell Open Enterprise Server, you won't have to rip out existing infrastructure. You can deploy any or all of the included technologies. Core components of Open Enterprise Server include:

  • The latest NetWare operating system and services, including new enhancements

  • The complete SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 operating system (Intel-based x86 platform)

  • Integrated common management tools to allow coexistence and management of platforms

Novell Open Enterprise Server also includes technologies beyond those available in standard Linux distributions. It combines productivity-enhancing tools (such as Virtual Office and iFolder); industry-leading security solutions (such as advanced-authentication support); high-availability clustering services; and other key features. And if you're looking for an exit strategy from restrictive Microsoft* technologies, Novell Open Enterprise Server-with its easy-to-use migration tools-provides the foundation for a compelling server-to-desktop alternative.

Make a Smooth Transition

At Novell, we make it easy for you to embrace the best of the open source community. Novell staffs the world's largest number of trained Linux experts and offers 24x7x365 support to companies of all sizes. In fact, only Novell provides the global ecosystem-including the industry's finest enterprise-level training, education, certification and support services-required to support the needs of larger organizations.

Features and Benefits

Are you satisfied with your current software vendor? Many organizations are looking for more freedom and choice. They are tired of being tied to a single vendor and forced to add or upgrade to other technologies from that same vendor to ensure support for their systems. Novell Open Enterprise Server resolves this problem, offering you secure, highly available and proven networking and application services in an open environment.
With Novell Open Enterprise Server, users receive:

Open Enterprise Server incorporates the best from both open source and commercial networking leaders. It unites NetWare and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server to give you industry-leading networking services, an alternative to your current application platforms, integrated common management tools, identity-based services for unsurpassed security and high-availability solutions to ensure your services are always available. Add to this an entire support ecosystem backed by Novell.
Features

Those who are familiar with NetWare will notice several new features added to popular NetWare favorites:

  • The NetWare operating system and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 operating system (Intel-based x86 platform)

  • Integrated common management tools (iManager for NetWare and Linux)

  • Novell Storage Services on Linux

  • Migration tools and upgrade utilities (for Linux, Microsoft* and NetWare)

  • The ZENworks Linux Management update manager

  • Virtual Office management enhancements

  • Mapped drive support for Linux from a Novell client (scheduled in an upcoming support pack)

  • Common Information Module (CIM) instrumentation

  • Clustering on either NetWare or Linux

  • iPrint client for Linux and Macintosh desktops

Benefits

With Novell Open Enterprise Server, you can:

  • Achieve greater choice and flexibility by deploying Linux and other open source technologies into your environment

  • Minimize training costs by leveraging current infrastructure, skill sets and technology investments

  • Use the leading open application development platform (Linux) to run your line-of-business applications

  • Install the foundation for additional industry-leading network resource- and identity-management services for your enterprise

  • Achieve enterprise-class scalability for networking, application, collaboration, security and storage services

  • Build the foundation for a complete Linux-based server-to-desktop alternative to current enterprise offerings

  • Novell Audit Starter Pack for centralized logging and reporting of identity-management activities

  • Mitigate business risk through proven high-availability, service-failover and disaster-recovery solutions

  • Manage your mixed environment of NetWare and Linux through a single Web-based management interface and simplify IT staff workload

  • Realize a solid return on investment by lowering ongoing system-management and hardware costs by moving to an Intel-based platform

Encompassing both the NetWare and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server platforms, Novell Open Enterprise Server delivers some of the best technologies and services developed by the open source community, as well as fully developed enterprise services that routinely solve business problems for large-scale customers. And Novell makes the transition easy: Novell Open Enterprise Server is backed by the industry's finest enterprise-level consulting, training, education and support services.

For more information about how Open Enterprise Server adds value to Linux and is a smart alternative to Windows, please see "Bottom Line-;The Right Stuff" in the 2005 Open Enterprise Server special edition of Connection Magazine.

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